#writeupseptember

MOST RECENT

Let’s recap, shall we? I have been awake for 34 of the past 38 hours and am still going strong. In an unexpected turn of events I’ve now found myself working on a side project whilst reading a book and continuing to edit my WIP.
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Why do I do this to myself? Because I’m stubborn. And a Savage. .
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Let’s celebrate that, shall we?
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What are you celebrating today? .
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Im awake after a short (4 hour) nap, and ready to get right back into the @ponderingwritingretreat!
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Yes, I should probably be asleep. Yes, my body and brain are both going to hate me later. .
Yes, it’s totally worth it.
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I’m building something over here. It’s not a business, a website, or an IKEA furniture item. It’s me. And to do that, I need to work on things that set my soul on fire. So that’s where my focus is today. On you. On my community, my tribe, my fellow readers and writers. .
Here’s a public service announcement for all of you still playing along: you got this. You can achieve your dreams and reach your goals. You can build an empire. You are strong enough, powerful enough, smart enough. You can. You so can.
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I’m gearing up to start my writing day at 10pm! That’s right, I’m going to attempt to join the @ponderingwritingretreat for as long as possible tonight (it goes until noon tomorrow). Let’s place bets on when I’ll pass out. My nap game is strong though, so I may be able to survive and prove everyone wrong.
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Only time will tell!
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Are you joining in today? Let me know what session you’ll be around for! If we’re in the same one, please nudge me every so often to make sure I’m still awake. Or throw a shoe. Either works.
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It’s a new day, I tell myself. It’s a new start, a new life, a new me. .
All I can do is try. Try the best that I can. Try and try again.
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Do it. Get up and seize your day, your life. Put your everything into it. .
You can. I believe in you. I believe in everything that you are. .
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The day after a public holiday is the best day to chill at home with a big mugs of coffee and a good book (or three). Maybe even one of those books will be me tackling my second draft, who knows? .
I’ve had some pretty amazing recommendations from @v.bookish which I’ll be starting/finishing today. .
What are you reading? What are you learning? How are you growing your mind?
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Is it time for me to post a very rare picture of myself on here? I think so. .
I’ve been participating in a couple of live chats recently (shout out to @chroniclercalderon and @writinglaraferrari), and strangely enough I’ve become so self-conscious about it all. Not in a body shaming way (thankfully those days are over), but I’m terrified about how I’ve come across. .
Am I smart? Is what I’m saying cohesive? Am I actively listening to what others on the chat are telling me?
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Unfortunately, the only way around this is through it. You heard it here first, ladies and gents. I will be doing some live videos. I will add videos to my stories. I will beat my fear to the ground in a bloody death match. .
All while looking fabulous. . .
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Some days are harder than others. I absolutely know that I’m not alone in that sentiment, and I absolutely know that days like today will come around more often than not. .
Today I need to remind myself why I started in the first place. I need to remember that I didn’t begin writing for praise or money. I did it because I had something to say. And I still have something to say. Whether that’s just to myself or not is yet to be determined.
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So, today I need some get up and go. Tribe, I need your advice. Why did YOU start? What are your goals? How are you planning on getting there? . . .
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Coffee. That has certainly been the word of the day. My sleep patterns are all kinds of stuffed up, and mostly I just want to have a 3 hour nap. Or is that a full sleep? Who can really tell.
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Shockingly I did end up venturing out into the spring sun to take in the river views and do some editing. That’s when I noticed something. Something weird and wonderful.
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People were looking at me as I edited. People watched me as I went through my book, both in physical and digital form. Those people looked at me, not as a student, not as a digital nomad, but as a writer. .
This is it, everyone. This is the moment I’ve been waiting for. I’m not sure why I haven’t allowed myself to see it before, but they were absolutely right. I AM an author. I have written a book. Sure, it needs editing. Sure, it needs polishing. But, damn it all, I finished it.
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So, my fellow Melbournites... Take a good, hard look. Because what you see here is just the beginning. . . .
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Honestly, I’ve come up against so many hurdles and struggles lately that I’m surprised I haven’t quit by now. But something within me tells me to persevere. That the best is yet to come. That I’m on the right path (finally), both physically and emotionally, to achieve my dreams.
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So I’ll stay focused. Like my ancestors before me, I will stand fast. I will hold the line, not only for myself, but for you as well. .
We are in this life together, no matter what you’re doing. You’ve got this. I’ve got this. Don’t quit. . .
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What do you do if you’ve been up since 2am and, even with a nap, you still feel like crap? Get another coffee, of course! Because that’s not going to make me feel worse and give me the shakes.
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On a side note, I’m so grateful for my writing crew. Every day I get to meet more and more inspiring people who are connecting with me on a real level. I’m loving every second of it. Which is why, when it calls for it, I get up at 2am to participate in a live video with @writinglaraferrari. It’s all worth it.
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So thank you. Yes, you. .
Okay, that’s enough sentimentality for one day. It must be all the coffee. .
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I jumped onto a live video today, and, due to time differences, I was eating food watching a writing sprint. Which was kinda cool, but in hindsight probably was a bit creepy.
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So to make up for it I’m back to my editing now. Yay for cafes and writing and sun. Yay for having a writing crew that will politely push you, then force you, to write. Yay for my lovely insta peeps.
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Yay. Yay for today. .
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I’m getting ready to give myself some massive confidence. I’ll need it in order to do the things I need to do (which includes editing this wip). So today, I’m reading this quote over and over again until it begins to stick.
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There is no limit to our greatness, our power, in this world. We are constantly told that we need to contain ourselves in order to satisfy society. But no longer.
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Let’s break through these chains that hold us down.
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Together, we are luminous.
Together, we can achieve anything. Together, we are powerful beyond all measure.
Together, we can light up the darkness.
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What’s holding you back? .
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I’ve officially found another cafe to write at! And the best part about it? There are creme brûlée doughnuts. You heard me. All the sugar, all the coffee. .
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Today I was able to break through my third chapter edits! It was a hard slog to get there, but it happened. With the help of @chroniclercalderon I’ve added in some foreshadowing and consequently found my MC’s true voice.
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I’m looking forward to sharing my work with my beta readers when it’s ready. If you’d like to join that group, let me know.
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Day 7 in @emi1y_morgan's #WriteUpSeptember Challenge: your biggest supporter.
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Mine isn't even on Instagram. A fellow writer, Jess D. knows my current WIP inside and out. She's the first to see (and critique) new chapters. She jumps to help if a chapter-in-progress hits a snag, and knowing my entire project means she gives advice based on the big picture. She bugs me when I go without writing for too long, and reminds me how others see my WIP when I doubt myself.
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Shoutout also to @beautiful_ks_rain! I think it's a bit inaccurate to choose a "biggest" supporter, because I have so many in so many different ways. Where Jess has a honed critical eye for my work, Shaina has contagious joy and encouragement. Her bright, vocal love for my current WIP keeps me going through hard times. It makes my day to find a excited comment from her about my project.
@vala_dusk and another friend's enthusiasm are the sole reason I found renewed passion for a half-finished short story. @madelynn_orion's critique and interest gave me hope in my WIP's redeemable qualities.
I love you all. Keep writing, my friends <3
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I have a horrible habit of putting pressure on myself that is not in any way realistic. Examples include: I will edit my entire book in 1 week. I will be productive for all 24 hours of the day.
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I can’t be the only one that does this. Please, tell me you do this too.
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I’m learning to be more patient with myself. I, like my creative genius, am a work in progress. I’m learning, developing and editing myself. And I need to give myself time.
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What am I going to do today? Edit! When am I going to do it?? After another 3 coffees, at least.
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Over the past couple of days I’ve had some difficulties getting back into editing/writing. Probably because it feels like such a long time between drafting (where I was churning out 3,000 words a day) to now (where I have to reconsider 2,500 of those words). Sheesh it’s rough. But it’s going to get done.
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It will. I swear.
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Great. Now I have a 90s song stuck in my head. Who sang that? Maybe I’ll Google it. #notdistractedatall
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